Abner Laverne Perkins
Thursday 20th of May 1937 - Friday 4th of September 2020
Abner Laverne Perkins – Born May 20, 1937, in Cairo, GA. A long-time resident of Lexington, KY, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at the St. Joseph Hospice Unit. He was preceded in death by his: father, Rev. T. A. Perkins; mother, Mildred Strickland Perkins; sister, Yvonne Rose; brother Ronald G. Perkins.
Survivors include his: loving wife of 61 years, Inez Worley Perkins; son, Bishop Dr. Derwood L. Perkins (Jean) of Baton Rouge, LA; daughter, Melody Mayfield (Mark) of Elizabethtown, KY; four grandchildren – Lauren Perkins Henderson (Danny) of San Diego, CA; Rev. Kayla Perkins Beck (Robert) of Athens, GA; Joshua Mayfield; Desireé Mayfield Denham (Matthew); Four great grandchildren: Brooklyn Henderson; Audrey Henderson; Anderson Beck; Daylen Denham.
A.L. Perkins was a faithful member and elder of the Man O’ War Church of God. He was inducted into “The Hall of Christian Excellence” by the International Lay Ministries Board, Department of the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, TN. He was a two-time honoree as a highly esteemed Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Perkins was highly respected as the Assistant District Engineer, District 7, of the Kentucky State Highway Department where he served for 43 years.
Visitation will be on Thurs., Sept. 10, 2020, 11 AM followed by the funeral at 1 PM, Man O’ War Church of God, 1501 Trent Blvd, Lexington, KY 40515. Interment will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Service will be conducted by Bishop Mitchell Tolle, Sr, Bishop Richard Ussery, and Bishop Dr. Derwood L. Perkins. Pallbearers are Jeff Swain, Paul Jones, and grandsons Joshua Mayfield, Danny Henderson, Robert Beck III, and Matthew Denham. Honorary Pallbearer brother-in-law Merril Spurlock.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in loving memory of Abner Laverne Perkins to the Man O' War Church of God Building Fund.
Services will be conducted with social distancing in place. To view the service via facebook live: www.facebook.com/manowarchurch.main/live
Milward-Man O' War is serving the family.
Pastor David and Donna Brecheensays
With loving regards to a vaillant soldier of Christ. We know this homegoing has been tough on the family but know he is in the presence of the Lord today. Our prayers are with the family that is left behind today. May God's blessings and comfort rest upon all...Dr. Derwood Perkins and the rest of the family.
Gary and Lori Lewissays
We have fond memories of our time in Lexington, Kentucky serving as youth/music pastors at the Louden Avenue Church of God (now Man O' War Church). We believe Brother Perkins had a great deal of influence in our hiring and always loved, encouraged and supported us as a young couple starting out in ministry. We will never forget his friendship along with Sister Perkins and their family. He and Lori's dad were good friends as teens in South Georgia where his father, Brother T.A. Perkins pastored. Our love and prayers go out to the entire Perkins family. We love you all.
Richard and Beverly Davissays
Bro. Perkins, Jean, Lauren, Kayla and family, We are so sorry for your loss and know your hearts are very heavy today. We are praying that the Holy Spirit will bring peace and comfort to you today and in the days to come. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
He will be deeply missed. Loved always and forever....
Our prayers for the Perkins family.may the peace of our Lord be with all of you. Luis and Miriam
Craig and melissa hillsays
Uncle al was such a sweet gentle man who loved his wife and his family we will miss you uncle al til we meet again much love to you